Meet the Staff


founders:

Roy A Fredericks and Connie Strang founded Avant Garde in 1983 in Austin, Texas. Texas Original AVEDA Salon Spa. Their vision was to have the ultimate hair salon in Austin—a company where excellence and impeccable service were the standards. A relaxed atmosphere with an energy level that can only be associated with progressive work in action. Avant was positioned to be the salon at the cutting edge of fashion. 

In a 40 year career Roy has toured as an AVEDA Creative Artist, a Business Expert at MidWest Show and Serious Business, Presented at AVEDA Congress,  Roy was instrumental in the creation of the AVEDA ABC Education Program. Most recently Roy Fredericks has been recognized by Austin Fashion Week as "Austin Fashion TrailBlazer".

In the words of the Austin Chronicle: "Y'all love Avant. You just can't help yourselves. Owner Roy Fredericks is a true pioneer in Austin's beauty scene with decades of successful salons under his belt. Extraordinarily talented stylists go through Avant's meticulous training process, ensuring that when you see an Avant haircut, you know it's an Avant haircut. With his ever-growing empire in Central Texas, Fredericks and Avant will be remembered as the foundation upon which our current fashion scene was built." 

 


 

downtown:

Ron Fredericks

Ron Fredericks

Joe Edwards

Joe Edwards

John Kolar

John Kolar

Robert Grimes

Robert Grimes

Hannah-Skye White

Hannah-Skye White

 

gateway:

Jennifer Finkelstein

Jennifer Finkelstein

Shanna Letbetter

Shanna Letbetter

Jenni Villarreal

Jenni Villarreal

April Downs

April Downs

Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham

Vanessa Pereira

Vanessa Pereira

Carmen Spivey

Carmen Spivey

Candice Lumpkin

Candice Lumpkin

Samantha Lloyd

Samantha Lloyd

Gabi Chavez

Gabi Chavez

Maryam Milligan

Maryam Milligan

Jackie Rumsey

Jackie Rumsey

 

san antonio:

Karla Aguayo

Karla Aguayo

Armani Karboji

Armani Karboji

Samantha Rosales

Samantha Rosales

Victoria Santos

Victoria Santos

Jami Eastin

Jami Eastin

Vanessa Sosa

Vanessa Sosa

Irene Canaria

Irene Canaria

Sunni Ochsner

Sunni Ochsner

Esmeralda Sanchez

Esmeralda Sanchez

Helenea Gonzales

Helenea Gonzales